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World's Largest Chest of Drawers: High Point, N.C.

The World's Largest Chest of Drawers serves as a monument to the Home Furnishings Capital of the World. Learn more in this article.

Originally known as the "Bureau of Information," the world's largest chest of drawers lives in High Point, N.C. and was constructed in 1926 as a monument to the city's status as "Home Furnishings Capital of the World."

The chest is actually the facade of the home of the High Point Jaycees, which is a humanitarian organization. Getting your picture taken next to this large dresser makes even the tallest person look tiny in comparison. The Goddard-Townsend style dresser was rebuilt in 1996 to meet its current 38-foot-tall version. Not to be outdone, a furniture company down the road built a dresser more than 80 feet tall, but it's not freestanding; it's actually an elaborate storefront.

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